A Student’s Intention Supplication
by Shaykha Ieasha Prime
At her weekly “Live and Learn” class hosted by the Islamic Centre at New York University on 13th April 2020, Shaykha Ieasha Prime taught her students a special intention supplication (dua) to make at the commencement of the class.
The supplication can be made by a student learning in a classroom or online with a teacher, or even by himself.
It is reproduced as follows:
Student’s Intention Supplication to Allah Most High
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
I intend to learn and to teach
To benefit and to be benefiting
To remind and to be reminded
To call to the Book of Allah (Qur’an) and the Sayings, Practices, and Teachings (Sunna) of His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him)
To guide and to be guided by soundproof and correct knowledge
To seek the countenance of my Lord and nearness to Him and His reward
To expose myself to the mercy of Allah Most High
To expose myself to His forgiveness, His generosity, and to His kindness
To hope that Allah Most High would look upon me with the look of pleasure
To hope that Allah Most High would number me amongst those who are beloved to Him,
To hope that Allah Most High would number me amongst those who sought knowledge
To unite the Ummah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)
To implement the Prophetic message
To hold on to my Prophetic lineage of knowledge
To hope that Allah Most High would make me and my entire lineage till the Day of Judgement to be from amongst the Righteous, amongst the Beloved, and amongst those whom He has granted freedom and liberation in this life and in the Hereafter.
O Allah, hear my plea, hear my prayer, and make it so! (Allahumma Ameen)
The Companion ‘Umar bin Khattab (Allah be pleased with him) has reported that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “intention determines the worth of a person’s actions and that he will attain what he intends.” (Riyadh-us Saleheen Arabic-English Vol.1, 2009)
May Allah guide the hearts and intentions of all students of knowledge along the Straight Path; the Path whom He has favored and not the Path of those who earn His anger, nor of those who go astray.
Video of Live and Learn class
Biography of Shaykh Ieasha Prime
Ieasha Prime is a traditional Islamically trained educator, activist and public speaker. She studied Arabic and Qur’an at the Fajr Institute followed by general Islamic studies in Cairo, Egypt. After two years in Egypt, she moved to Hadramaut, Yemen and enrolled in Dar al Zahra, an Islamic University for Women. There, she studied Aqeedah, Qur’an, Hadith, Arabic, Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Islamic law, Purification of the Heart and other religious related learning. Her lineage of scholarship from whom she received direct education can be traced directly back to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) from the Husseini lineage.
Under the tutelage of her professors, she has established several circles of knowledge and continues to teach and lecture across the United States of America and beyond. Her passion is educating and empowering Muslim women to be leaders. She is the Executive Director of Barakah Inc, a community based organization empowering women and youth with a foundation of Islam.
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